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If you’re new to Yorkshire see what it has to offer on our Introduction page.

We have now added more than 1,000 places to our A to Y Gazetteer of Yorkshire. We've listed the cities and towns and now many of the villages, with links to pages providing more information or to pinpoint villages on our unique Yorkshire map.

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Fish and Ships Festival in Whitby

WhitbyWhitby celebrates its fishing heritageThe Whitby Fish and Ships Festival celebrates Whitby's fishing heritage this Saturday and Sunday (May 18-19).

The events promises cookery demonstrations from local chefs, live music from bands and sea shanty singers, stalls selling local produce, children's entertainment and craft activities. The music marquee and a fish craft marquee are at Endeavour Wharf, demonstrations at a seafood kitchen at Dock End and folk music and sea shanties at the bandstand.

More at this  Fish and Ships 24 social media page.

 Whitby   
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Sunday races at Ripon

Ripon RacesRipon Races in North Yorkshire holds its Traditional Family Day this Sunday (May 19).

There are seven races at Yorkshire's “Garden Racecourse”. The first race is at 1.45pm and the last race at 4.55pm.

Further information can be found at the racecourse website:  Ripon Races.
Find  Ripon Races on map.

 Ripon   
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Bus timetables change in West Yorkshire

Bradford will have several city centre bus stop changesAfter several bus timetable changes in South Yorkshire last weekend, this weekend (May 19) is the date for changes in West Yorkshire.

Although there are some changes affecting all five metropolitan districts of West Yorkshire, Bradford features heavily in this round of changes.

Among the Bradford changes: Many journeys operated by First are being retimed, including X6 and X11 services between Bradford and Leeds; the 629 service operated by TLC will be renumbered 601 and 602 and extended to become a Bradford City Circular route; there will be changes to services around Ilkley operated by Connexions; and in Bradford city centre there will be multiple bus stop changes as the bus station at Bradford Interchange remains out of action after some concrete fell in the basement in January.

In Wakefield, Arriva are regularly tweaking their timings. A few routes are affected this weekend, including the 231 and 232 services operating via Horbury, Flockton and Lepton to Huddersfield.

Further details of affected services can be found on these web pages:
South Yorkshire:  Travel South Yorkshire - Service changes
West Yorkshire:  Metro - Service changes


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Station closed again as upgrade work moves ahead

Huddersfield station will only have replacement buses this weekendWeekday rail upgrade work which for four weeks has affected the trans-Pennine line around Morley, between Huddersfield and Leeds, has come to an end a week earlier than initially announced.

However, this has led to the resumption of Saturday and Sunday work closing Huddersfield station a week ahead of TransPennine Route Upgrade announcements.

The station is closed this weekend with diversion of a reduced level of cross-Pennine services and significant disruption to local travel. It is expected to be the first of several weekends of such closures.

Huddersfield station will be fully closed to trains. Also no trains at Slaithwaite or Deighton.




Elsewhere, a landslip in February continues to affect services between Bradford Forster Square and Ilkley via Baildon in West Yorkshire, with disruption now expected to continue to the end of June.

Passengers are advised to check journey planners on the day of travel and to allow extra journey time. Bus replacement journeys in West Yorkshire during engineering work generally take two to three times normal journey times by train.

Find out more about TransPennine Upgrade upcoming closures at the  TransPennine Route Upgrade website, but also check these details and your journey against information at the  National Rail website.

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New constituencies lined up for General Election

With local, mayoral and police and crime commissioner elections recently completed, thoughts must now be looking ahead to the General Election on a date which has still to be announced, but which must be before January 28, 2025.

Many voters will find they are being placed in new constituencies for the General Election.

There are plans for new constituency boundaries in around 90% of the 650 parliamentary seats and nearly every constituency in Yorkshire has changes.

Of the 60 constituencies we cover (including a few straddling the boundaries of historic Yorkshire) only three constituencies are unchanged from the last election — Bradford West, Scarborough & Whitby and Oldham East & Saddleworth. There is a very minor boundary revision in Penistone & Stocksbridge.

There are 32 constituencies continuing with their existing names but with some voters being moved to other constituencies or being brought in from other areas. But 24 constituencies will be completely new ones with new names and voters gathered from a number of existing constituencies.

A list of the new constituencies can be found in the table.

Find the May 2 local, mayoral and police and crime commissioner elections results on our Local elections 2024 results page.

70th anniversary year for Yorkshire's newest National Park

The newest of Yorkshire's three National Parks celebrates its 70th anniversary this year.

The Yorkshire Dales National Park began its life on 16 November 1954, after a public inquiry in May that year, to become Britain's eighth National Park.

The park's original 684 square miles were originally within the boundaries of historic Yorkshire's West and North Ridings, but after those boundaries had themselves been frayed by Government changes, the park boundaries were also extended in 2016 from following the old county boundary to include areas of Lancashire and what was then Cumbria, now Westmorland and Furness. The National Park now stretches across 841 square miles.

Among the natural attractions to discover in the Yorkshire Dales are Yorkshire's mountain peaks, beautiful river valleys, attractive villages and some of the finest limestone scenery in the UK. We celebrate some of these in our latest selection of pictures on our Pictures page.

 Yorkshire Dales    Pictures   

Brighter days ahead at the Yorkshire seaside

FileyA puffin on the Flamborough headlandWhere better to plan some family time this spring and summer than at the Yorkshire seaside.

The resorts on Yorkshire's coast boast four international Blue Flag beaches, a dozen places with Seaside Awards and a village which was judged to have Britain's Best Beach in 2020.

And with some vast stretches of beaches, seaside villages and coastal paths there is plenty of space to be enjoyed away from the main town centres.

Find out more on our Seaside page.

 Seaside   
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Yorkshire mixture

Here are links to a few favourite pages at Yorkshire.guide:

Cities Largest towns and cities Population Gazetteer Abbeys Castles Film locations Heritage Coast Heritage railways Highest mountains Historic Houses North Pennines North York Moors Museums Peak District Racecourses Seaside York Yorkshire Dales Yorkshire football Railway stations

On Ilkla Moor Baht ’at

If you’re from Yorkshire you will probably recognise our background picture as the Cow and Calf Rocks on Ilkley Moor, famous as the location of the Yorkshire dialect anthem "On Ilkla Moor Baht ’at". More on Ilkley.

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Local elections 2024: Yorkshire-wide results from mayoral, council and Police and Crime Commissioner elections

Bus franchise plan: Major changes in West Yorkshire from 2027

RNLI 200: Anniversary celebration for coastal lifesavers.


News archive 2023: News from 2023.

News archive 2022: News from 2022.

News archive 2021: News from 2021.

News archive 2020: News from 2020.

News archive 2019: News from 2019.

News archive 2018: News from 2018.

News archive 2017: News from 2017.

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